CancerNet Japan, Inc., is a specified non-profit corporation, whose mission is to supply information extensively about available cancer medical care and to promote cancer disease awareness, based on scientific principles from the perspective of safeguarding the patient.
The organization conducts 50 cancer medical care seminars annually throughout Japan, and offers over 200 video files through its website (http://cancernet.jp/video/index.html). In 2011, alliances with patient organizations, patient support organizations, the media, and private business have led to the launch of the Cancer Channel (http://www.cancerchannel.jp/), which releases cancer medical care information primarily through video (YouTube and USTREAM) and SNS sites (Twitter and Facebook).
As a Western-style NPO, CancerNet Japan invests 100% of contributions received from individuals and businesses to non-profit activities for the benefit of society; therefore, organizational operating expenses are secured by conducting operations that reflect the mission of the organization.
Operations are staffed by health care professionals including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, cancer patients, family members, family members of the deceased, and other individuals who have gained experience at various organizations and businesses. Everyone is engaged in efforts to fulfill the mission of the organization.
CancerNet Japan welcomes tangible and intangible assistance and contributions from individuals, organizations, and businesses. For businesses that supply beneficial products and information to patients, families, and citizens, the organization provides a spectrum of resources as a way to contribute to the process.